"These baptized are martyrs. They have not betrayed the Gospel," - Cardinal Sarah.
Christians in Iraq, who numbered 1.5 million before 2003, have declined by 90 per cent within a generation.
Fr Oliver O’Reilly of Ballyconnell warned that, “There is an obvious cancer of evil in our midst that needs to be exorcised before someone is murdered.”
The Nigerian government announced the release of the young women who were among 300 abducted from the high school in Chibok in April 2014. Ever since then a high profile campaign has been under way under the title ‘Bring Back Our Girls’.
“We knew there were a lot of students in dire straits,” Fr Shay Casey told Catholicireland.net. Those who receive the food have been identified as being “on the margins”.
Church of Ireland’s Archbishop Michael Jackson and Pope Francis express solidarity with Egypt’s Coptic Christians after Sunday’s deadly terror attacks.
To end hatred, self-destruction and fratricidal conflict is the main challenge for all involved in interfaith dialogue.
The Vatican will take care of the costs involved in housing and looking after these Muslim refugees.
The Easter message speaks especially to those seeking to escape from persecution and poverty.
Pope Francis and Bishop of Elphin address the legacy of Paris terror attacks stressing the way of violence & hatred doesn't resolve the problems of humanity.
Fr Jacques Mourad released after five months as Pope says he is following with great concern what is happening in Syria, Iraq, Jerusalem and West Bank.
“I renew the hope that the international community not remain silent and inert in front of these intolerable crimes."
Militants blow up ancient Chaldean Catholic Church known as the Mother of Aid in Mosul.
Charity provided eight schools in Dohuk and Erbil in Kurdish northern Iraq to where 120,000 Christians fled last summer after attacks by so-called Islamic State.
The Nigerian army has found graves containing hundreds of decomposing bodies including those of women and children in Damasak, Borno State.
"We are cut off, like an island, surrounded by jihadists from all sides", Syrian Catholic Archbishop relates, as ISIS lays siege to town.
Some 11.4 million people forced from their homes by the conflict which has resulted in more than 220,000 deaths.
ISIS has begun killing some of the 150 Christians taken hostage from villages in northeast Syria.
The resolve of Christians in Egypt has been strengthened by ISIS' murder of 21 Christians in Libya according to Coptic Catholic Bishop Youssef Aboul-Kheir of Sohag.
ISIS-linked militants post video of mass beheadings of 21 Coptic Christians in Libya.
Western military intervention is the only viable option in the fight against Nigerian militants, who are now allied to Islamic State.
The Pope says he follows daily reports of the “enormous suffering endured by many people in the Middle East.”
Pontiff and Vatican Secretary of State call for an adequate response to Christians' suffering by the international community to prevent new genocides.
Cathedral of Christ the King marks 75th anniversary with day of jubilations.
77-year-old Sr Christine Frost warns social deprivation and sense of grievance pushing Muslim youth into arms of extremists.
Britain’s Prince Charles tells Chaldean Patriarch he is “heartbroken” by the situation in Iraq.
"We are seeing an extreme religious ideology that knows no limits in its persecution of those who are culturally or religiously different."
Chaldean Catholic bishop calls for establishment of an international force to combat advance of Islamic State.
Islamic State posts video apparently showing beheading of James Foley.